Hurricane Kitty - Keegan Ales
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Reviews by DarkerTheBetter:
4.2/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
My, what a lovely beer! This one pours a bright glowing amber with flashes of dark cherry when held to the light. The head is a sticky foam that doesn't seem to be going anywhere. This leaves some sweet stripes of lace behind.
Smells of fruity hops with touches of pine and plumbs that has a dry edge to it.
The flavor starts out smooth and mild but a burst of playful hop dryness comes out tantalizing my palate. They're big, dry and piney with a touch of orange rind and an all-around fruity sweetness to the dryness. This is backed by a touch of homemade bread crusts. I'm not sure if this is just an awesome beer, or if I'm just really in the mood for some hops.
Feels dull and glassy with a fizzy froth of carbonation.
I'm quite smitten with this one. Nothing is really all that spectacular about it, but it seems very well balanced and brilliantly constructed. Doing more with less? Well done!
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2009 21:30:11 | More by DarkerTheBetter
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Red copper. Off white head that should persist more. Spotty lacing.
S: Sweet toffee, grains, floral and citrus hops. Lots of molasses treacle.
M: A little rough, medium body. A scratchy sensation on the back of the palate. Moderate carbonation. On the drier side, but some malt creaminess is noticeable midway.
T: A whirl of flavors-sweet, bitter, tart. Orange peel, sweet grains, chewy dough, bright tangerine, lemon, bitter herbs, lots of dry hopping- good amount of scratchy pine that's piercing more than resinous in character. Tangerine and some complimentary chives in the end. Would taste nice with some nice sharp cheddar.
Serving type: growler
07-15-2014 18:50:10 | More by orcrist_cleaver
4.01/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Notes are from 5/30
This IPA is copper for sure, clouded in the body and lightening at the edges. A deeply-pocked tinted finger maintains a height of just over one finger. Heavy spotting at the very top gives way to thick, heavy sheeting that's pretty impressive.
The nose is simple but strong, balanced and deep. It puts hops forward, showcasing them in a pungent earthy, floral and leafy bitterness offset by creamy toffee sweetness and that light sweet and pithy balance of orange rind.
Honey and caramel seem to even out that same bitterness, which goes gently and unoffensively briny in the middle and finishes lightly woody with a touch of caramel.
The feel is smooth and creamy with a crisp bite in a medium body.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 19:44:32 | More by Brenden
Hurricane Kitty from Keegan Ales
83 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.